I made this great tasting dessert for a church function. It was such a hit, that I had to make a second one a few days later, because my husband never got to taste it. It is one of his favorite desserts. I adorned the top with maraschino cherries, as a guide for cutting the slices. In the end they were scraping the bowl with plastic spoons, trying to get the last few morsels. I am sure you will love this recipe. This is an impressive dessert sure to please. Of course you do not need to use the cherries, I just wanted it to look more impressive.Recipe from the Editors of Time Life Books.
1To make the filling, in a large bowl, beat the mascarpone & heavy cream until soft peaks form. Set aside.
2In top of a double boiler, beat the egg yolks and sugar until very light and fluffy. About 3 minutes. Stir in the Marsala wine. Set over simmering water & cook.Whisking constantly, until thickened,about 5 minutes. Remove the top of the double boiler and set aside to cool to room temperature.
3When cooled, fold the whipped mascarpone into the cooked sauce and set aside,
4To make the syrup, in a small bowl, stir together the water ,expresso, & sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the Kahlua. Set aside.To assemble the tiramisu, lay 3 rows of ladyfingers in the bottom of a 13 X9X2 size baking dish. Brush them with a third of the syrup. Spread with a third of the mascarpone. Repeat twice, ending with the mascarpone. Cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate for at least 2 hours & up to 8 hours.
5Just before serving dust with cocoa powder, and optional cherries if desired.Makes one 13X9 inch Tiramisu.
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